Strumigenys - Alex Wild Photography
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The minute Strumigenys arizonica (at center) is found only inside nests of another ant species, the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex arizonensis.  These little ants are thought to prey on springtails that also live in the fungus gardens.

Sycamore Canyon, Arizona, USA

The minute Strumigenys arizonica (at center) is found only inside nests of another ant species, the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex arizonensis. These little ants are thought to prey on springtails that also live in the fungus gardens. Sycamore Canyon, Arizona, USA

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